Julia Love

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31 May 2019 | 6:08 PM

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate.

21 May 2019 | 4:15 PM

Mexico tax plan for Uber creates friction among ride hailing firms

Mexico on May 20 detailed plans to withhold tax from drivers for ride-hailing and food delivery firms such as Uber Technologies Inc and Rappi, but China's Didi said it would not take part in the arrangement, sparking friction within the industry.

Other than Uber, companies that have agreed to the new tax programme include Cabify, Bolt, Beat, Cornershop, Rappi, SinDelantal and Uber Eats, the Finance Ministry said. — Reuters
10 May 2019 | 9:30 AM

US campaign against Huawei hits a snag south of the border

After a long push in Mexico, China's Huawei landed a coveted job in 2017: supplying equipment for the country's so-called "red compartida," an ambitious telecommunications network built for carriers delivering the latest generation of technology.

Some Mexican officials questioned why the United States was so concerned since AT&T was working with Huawei in the country, the former official recalled. — Reuters
9 Apr 2019 | 7:12 AM

Inspired by migrant caravans, new wave of Cubans seek U.S. asylum

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Isel Rojas put his dream of leaving Cuba on hold when the United States ended a generous immigration policy for island residents. But watching coverage of migrant caravans heading from Central America towards the United States on Cuban television last year, he began to see a new path.

26 Jan 2019 | 11:13 AM

U.S. set to send first group of asylum seekers back to Mexico

TIJUANA/MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) - The United States was expected to send a first group of 20 Central American asylum seekers back to Mexico through the border city of Tijuana on Friday as part of President Donald Trump's hardening of longstanding U.S. immigration policy.

11 Jan 2019 | 6:34 AM

Mexicans embrace bikes, scooters as fuel shortage drags on

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans faced with a fuel shortage are turning to bikes and scooters, generating business for startups that rent those alternative rides, but straining operations for ride-hailing service Uber in some cities.

5 Jan 2019 | 9:17 AM

Mexican president owns no cars or real estate, but his wife does

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he owns no real estate, vehicles or personal property, echoing what experts say is a pattern among the country's politicians of shifting assets to relatives.

4 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

U.S. activists helped migrants in Mexico during border clash

MEXICO CITY/TIJUANA (Reuters) - A group of U.S. activists opposed to President Donald Trump's immigration policies helped migrants in Mexico during a clash with U.S. agents at the border on New Year's Eve, and dispute their government's account of the events.

1 Nov 2018 | 3:38 PM

Uber begins accepting cash in Mexico City, tapping key market

Uber Technologies Inc said that it would begin accepting cash fares in Mexico City, seizing on a recent Supreme Court decision, though local government has yet to approve the form of payment.

Although a cash ban in Mexico City is still in place, Uber decided to begin accepting the fares, acting in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision, said Ranero. — Reuters
12 Oct 2018 | 1:50 PM

Cokes, smokes and clicks: How Oxxo corner stores are cashing in on Mexican e-commerce

Stroll the aisles of any Oxxo in Mexico and you will find the staples of convenience store sustenance: beer, cigarettes, enough candy to keep dentists at full employment.

Analysts say Oxxo has seized on a lucrative opportunity to cement itself into the e-commerce supply chain in places where online shopping is not the seamless affair it is in wealthy countries. — Reuters